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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

1st Monday Miles in a While

Well as humbling as it was I have run my first mile in almost a month.  I got clearance from the Doc to run last Friday but decided to wait until today to give it a go and since it was raining and cold outside I decided to make it a dreadmill (Treadmill) day.  The BIG news of the day is that I had absolutely no pain at all!  I ran the random program for fifteen min and covered, what they said, 1.42 miles.

After the run a buddy and I finished up our daily chest strength training.

I will get stronger & faster each and every day.  Weymouth Woods watch out 'cause I'm on the comeback trail! Tomorrow will be a 3 mile run with the Tribe.

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (Philippans 4:13 KJV)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Dr's Bone Scan Review

It’s Thursday and that means bone doctor follow day!  So here is how it went down.
I took off work a little early and drove up to Cary but unfortunately I had to pull my big trailer with me.  You see this Friday & Saturday we are embarking on an 2 day overnight 2 kayaking trip with some friends from church and I had to go and pick up these 16 ft long boats…anyhow back on topic.  I had my trailer with me and in typical fashion I get turned around and eventually lost.  Now I’m driving through downtown Cary with this big trailer, trying to call the dr’s office it was bad.  UGH,  I finally got in touch with them and got directions, it seems that I was only about 2 min. away.  I checked in an soon enough I was back in the room waiting for the Doc.
He walks in asking how I was feeling and what I had been doing.  Told him everything was great and felt fine, we talked about my steroid injection for a little bit and he seems to be on the same page as me.  As long as I’m smart and I stretch & Ice that area the inflammation should not return.  Then it was time to look at the bone scan.

To my amazement he said OH that looks good!  I was a little confused but then he proceed to tell me that if it was a full stress fracture the “Hot Spot” would extend all the way across the bone and mine did not.  Good news!!  After a few min more of conversation we started talking about my running schedule.  The doc prescribed me taking it easy for the next couple of weeks but I could start running again.  Keep the mileage under 20 for the week for the next 2 weeks then I can start to edge it up.  Also keep the intensity low and with that off I went.  More to come on this after my 1st run!